It may feel a little crazy to start thinking about your garden already… but we promise, there are plenty of plants you can get started indoors, right now! This will not only help you get a jump start on your garden, but it can also save you a lot of money. It is easy to […]
Planning your gardens already? Get a rain barrel today!! Spring is the perfect time to think ahead to watering season and how we will keep our flowers and gardens robust and healthy. Why not take the green approach and re-use rain water to meet some of your watering needs this season? This method is environmentally […]
As the summer draws to a close and leaves start to change colour, it’s time to start considering your indoor garden. Maybe you’ve already begun to experiment with indoor gardening, and you already know exactly what pots you’re going to bring inside and set under south-facing windows or grow lights. However, it may be the […]
Understanding lawn watering restrictions in Waterloo Region. When Can I Water My Lawn? During the heat of the summer our lawns often need to be watered. The Region of Waterloo has an outdoor water use by-law that comes into effect when there is a drought or when drinking water storage runs low. Here is a […]
Lawn care season is baack! We certainly aren’t complaining. The long days of sunshine and evenings on the patio are well worth a little bit of toil in the yard. For those who live in apartments or condos, mowing the lawn may be completely absent from your spring routine. However, if you do have a […]
A beautiful garden can add so much to your home. Tulips, pansies, and hyacinth add a pop of colour to your front lawn or backyard, and help fuel dreams of an early spring. Whether you love gardening as a hobby, tend to a prized vegetable garden that yields fresh and crunchy summer salads, or view […]
When you put your home on the market, you want it to look as perfect as possible. With potential buyers in mind, you clean, tidy, and de-clutter every room. You may even do some minor renovations and repairs, and put a fresh coat of paint on the walls. But as fantastic as things look inside, […]
You’ve heard of libraries, but what about little free libraries? We love little libraries because they are fun, easy, and have a positive impact on their neighbourhood!
Living walls are not necessarily a new idea, but they are definitely gaining popularity! Using a living wall for indoor decoration is a new trend, and it has been taken up by modern homes and restaurants. For a local example of a living wall, check out The Berlin in downtown Kitchener! The decoration at this […]
Although your indoor plants can last through the bitter winter months, the same is not true for your outdoor garden. The first few snowfalls are gorgeous, but eventually, that endless blanket of white can turn monotonous. If you’re looking to add some colour to your outdoor garden this year, try these plants that bloom in […]
With the arrival of fall comes the always beautiful canopy of colourful leaves. Watching the trees change colour is one of the things that makes this season so amazing. Radiant oranges, deep reds, and bright yellows make for gorgeous natural displays. However, cleaning up all those leaves when they litter your lawn is another matter entirely! […]
Extending the Life of Cut Flowers As you’ve probably noticed, we can’t say enough good things about plants. Patio gardens, house plants, and vegetables or herbs are all A+ in our book. Though less permanent, cut flowers are just as amazing! Few decorations are as beautiful as simple, bright flowers in a vase. They instantly add […]
A kitchen or windowsill herb garden makes for a beautiful addition to your home. And, what could be better than fresh herbs? Add some chives to your omelette, brew up a pot of fresh mint tea, and sprinkle dill over fish or cucumber! Follow the steps below to learn how to grow your own herbs […]
Gardening doesn’t have to be hard! Cut down on labour time, control pesky insects, and help your plants grow with these handy tips! Our favourite: use leftover water from steaming veggies to water your potted patio plants! (The “vegetable soup” helps them grow). See all 14 tips and tricks from Paul James here!
We’re all for going green, and reducing environmental impact! It may surprise you to learn that one of the best ways to look after the environment is through food. In our books, that’s a win- what could be better than combining a love of food with a little TLC for our planet? Look below for […]